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Students march down St. Johns Avenue toward downtown Highland Park during the National School Walkout March 14. Xavier Ward/22nd Century Media
Organizer Katy McGregor stands on top of a planter in Port Clinton Square leading chants.
Juliana Charlebois-Berg (left) and Sophie McCarty, Highland Park High School juniors, write letters to lawmakers and Parkland shooting survivors, which the organizers will mail.
Xavier Ward, Editor
4:22 pm CDT March 14, 2018

As Highland Park High School was ready to begin the next class period, some students were marching toward Port Clinton Square. 

March 14 was declared National Walkout Day, exactly a month after the shooting in Parkland, Fla. where 17 people were murdered by a gunman.